Saturday, October 11, 2008

Axiom Ambient: Lost in the Translation

A superior example of mid-90s ambient music as well as a sonic embodiment of William Burroughs' "cut-up" approach to composition. With sampling, mash-ups, RSS feeds, photoshop and the countless varieties of digital manipulation available these days, notions like "cut-up" and constructs like Axiom Ambient should seem at least quaint, if not outdated...

They are not and they don't.

Vision comes before realization and is the crucial part of the process. Witness Nikola Tesla...

The tracks on this record are "sound sculptures" created from other recordings Laswell make for Axiom. A full detailing of which tracks went into sculpture can be found here.

A terrific record for autumn...

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Axiom Ambient: Lost in the Translation